Tired and Sore!!!
by, November 15th, 2008 at 10:13 PM (614 Views)
Doing 5 events in a 1 day meet (within 4-5 hours) is a bit tiring! But I survived it and didn't do too bad although my final event was a tough one. So, here is how it went.
1st event: 50 back. :32.38 My 2nd fastest time for this distance.
I didn't get a real good warm up. The 1650 ran about 1/2 hour longer than planned so the warmup session was cut short.
2nd event: 200 back. 2:46.41 split :37-:43-:45-:41. My pacing needs a bit of work but I'm satisfied with this for a first time race. Need to do more long 200-300 back swims at a faster pace to get used to going this distance. I did very few swims over 150 in my training leading up to this meet.
3rd event: 100 free. 1:03.72 split :31.1-:33.62 1st 50 was way too slow!!! I had about 30-45 minutes rest after the 200 and felt like I should have gone faster but just couldn't seem to get the turnover going and my kick just wasn't there.
4th event: 100 back 1:13.20 split :35.03-:38.17. My 2nd fastest ever and the 2nd 50 hurt. I'm surprised I swam this so well after the preceeding events.
5 the event: 50 fly :32.12 This one was hard!! I don't think I had 10 min rest after the 100 back. I swam ok for 25 then was hit by the cumulative effects of the previous swims and really struggled to finish this.
So now...question...Why was my 100 free so crappy and yet I follow it by one of my best 100 backs? There wasn't much rest, maybe 15-20 minutes.
So one more week and another meet. I have another week to go in my 3 week taper so maybe I'll see better times next week.